On 03/02/2016 11:53, Bernard Devlin wrote:
Perl outperforms everything in that test. I've never assumed that LC's
"perl compatiable regex library" is going to perform at the speed which
actual Perl performs. I've always assumed that being "perl compatible" just
meant that all syntactically-correct Perl regexs should run with LC's
implementation, without needing any kind of change in how the regex is

To be precise, LiveCode uses the PCRE library, which is generally considered to be the *definitive* implementation of Perl Compatible Regular Expressions: http://www.pcre.org/. There isn't a special LiveCode-specific implementation of regular expressions involved.


Dr Peter Brett <peter.br...@livecode.com>
LiveCode Open Source Team

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